What are blood thinners called?
Are you a frequent Nose-Bleeder? Do you get bruises easily and cannot stop bleeding? Well, don’t worry! You are not alone in this. Many people struggle with such issues due to various reasons like underlying medical conditions, accidents or injuries. The good news is that there’s always something we can do about it!
Blood thinners (also known as anticoagulants) can be quite helpful if suggested by your physician. Not only do they prevent blood clots from forming inside your vessels but also allow the smooth flow of blood throughout your system causing fewer problems. So let’s dive into what exactly they’re called!
I’m Flattered… Call me “AN-ti-coagu-lants”
The scientific term for these medicines is anticoagulants, which comes from anti- meaning against, coagulant means substance that causes clotting of blood so altogether Anticoagulant means substances against clotting.
Anticoags come in different ways – some orally ingested while others injected directly into one’s body tissues:
These medications all work slightly differently once assimilated within our bodies to ensure successful treatment results.
Dare To Be Different With Heparins
Heparin has been around since 1916 and is primarily given through injection under the skin or intravenously as per prescribed dose depending on how severe someone’s condition may be.
One thing fascinating about heparin is that everyone naturally produces it enough for clots prevention; however, those undergoing treatment often require more extraordinary doses accordingly to their needs hence having a medicated alternative made sense right?
Did you know he first discovered heparin after witnessing how cows stopped bleeding out quickly after cutting themselves unintentionally?
This discovery was made by Jay McLean in 1916 – In a way, thanks to McLean Trial and Error methods that led us here today!
Warfarin? No worries, I got this!
It was initially discovered as an ingredient in Warferin Rat Poison. Sounds scary right? Well good news humans can now safely use it without any adverse effect.
Warfarin alters the binding of vitamin K within your blood by stopping its active involvement into creating clotting factors- which means fewer clots could potentially form!
This pill works orally- The tablets come with different strengths so; depending on the severity level of one’s condition, physicians prescribe accordingly.
## There’s More Than One Way – Newer Oral Anticoagulants
Scientists have developed newer alternatives that are more user-friendly than heparins’ injections or warfarins pills – they uphold safety efficiency while minimizing bleeding risks with less monitoring needed too.
Let’s discuss them briefly:
Dabigatran utilizes curbing Thrombin production substance ensuring anticoagulation is achieved without influencing other substances inside our bodies responsible for overall health maintenance.
Do you find common things confusing at times? well, no need to worry about this – just know that thrombin provokes coagulation reactions so preventing its formation minimizes clotting chances essentially So cheers PRADAXA!”
Doctors prescribe Eliquis tablet intake twice daily to prevent heart/kidney-dysfunction-related-clot formations such as pulmonary embolism post-replacement surgery treatments on knees/hips or strokes seen in cases of Atrial Fibrillation patients needing appropriate regular CARE TOO! 😉
Then again if repeated medicines remind you always forgot if we bring in humor….🤔..wait how many doses were prescribed?
Put Me In Line Of Your Giants Heart Attack Survivors!
We now know Blood-thinners popular names but do these “ants” help in preventing heart attacks or are just there for clot prevention?
The truth is taking blood thinners regularly can keep us away from clots forming inside the arteries by stopping platelets gathering around areas of existing plaque buildup, which reduces cardiovascular catastrophes like heart attacks and strokes while helping patients manage their conditions better than before.
Blood thinners (Anticoagulants) come with various alternatives to choose based on one’s own medical condition since no two people are alike.
They’re effective and useful when treating circulatory system issues as they prevent blood coagulation from forming into unwanted clots alongside securing an individual’s overall health. Plus those rat poison rumors aren’t so scary after all, huh? As we’ve discovered today!
So talk to your doctor and determine which method works best for you with any other ways of keeping stress levels down – Who knows?? maybe soon you too could be riding on top of giants!